10 Things to Do in Fredericton That You Shouldn't Miss

October 27, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Spread along both sides of the majestic St. John River, Fredericton combines the coziness of a small town with the world-class institutions of a city much larger than this humble capital. Tree-lined streets and suburban neighborhoods of Victorian-era homes live harmoniously alongside three universities, countless historic sites, museums, riverfront trails and restaurants featuring local and international cuisines. Fredericton also boasts a number of world-renowned festivals.
Restaurants in Fredericton

1. Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market

665 George St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1K4, Canada +1 506-451-1815
Excellent
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4.5 based on 292 reviews

Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market

Recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 community markets, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is the City’s traditional Saturday morning (6am-1pm) gathering spot downtown for fresh and healthy foods, craft, creativity and conversation. With more than 250 indoor and outdoor local suppliers from along the St. John River Heritage Corridor and across the Province, The Market (as it’s known here) is the place to discover seasonal products like fiddleheads and blueberries , ultra-fresh produce, including organics, meats & seafood, cakes & confections, breads, cheeses & homemade jams, fresh-squeezed juices & New Brunswick wines, artisan chocolates, specialty coffees & beans. Ethnic delicacies, from Chinese buns to Lebanese stuffed grape leaves and the City’s famous samosas, are also a big part of The Market tradition. A vibrant space with one-of-a-kind gifts, colourful and quirky, finds include pottery, jewellery, paintings, textiles and lawn sculptures. Breakfast is served up on site, either inside from the restaurant or outside in either of our two Food Alleys where it’s falafel sandwiches and buffalo burgers galore.

Reviewed By 2017Luv2travel - Falmouth, Canada

Love to come here to people watch, Busiest market supported by the local community young and old. Lots of local meat vendors, bakeries and craftspeople providing varied selection of products. The cafe has Seating and very good breakfast options at a reasonable price. Many food truck options outside such as nuts, asian, doughnuts, sausages etc. Something for everyone here!

2. Odell Park

350 Rookwood Ave, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 2M6, Canada
Excellent
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4.5 based on 191 reviews

Odell Park

Reviewed By wendellbetts - Fredericton, Canada

Odell park is one of the most scenic venues in the city for an outdoor stroll or walk. Many people gather here for familt outings and photo shoots like weddings or graduations. Miles of trails to enjoy.

703 Queen St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C4, Canada +1 506-458-2028
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

We are currently renovating part of our existing building to provide an enhanced visitor experience, as well as in preparation for joining the new pavilion under construction to the existing facility. Because of the central location of this work, and because of the nature of the projects involved, the building will be temporarily closed to visitors from January 18, 2016, until May, 2016. We regret the inconvenience to visitors, and look forward to welcoming you into our renovated space in May. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, a gift to the people of New Brunswick from Lord Beaverbrook (Sir Max Aitken), features works by Canadian and British artists and a unique sample of works from international artists. The Gallery exhibits an exciting mix of works from its own collection as well as works and Exhibitions on loan from other institutions.

Reviewed By LosAngeleslotus - Los Angeles

Was in Fredericton, NB to attend the opening of the new wing of the gallery. It's a beautifully designed, light filled addition to the existing building, that includes a new cafe, Learning Center and Artist In Residence program. A unique collection of important British artists, that are at the heart of The Beaverbrook collection, as well as a growing and expanding collection of modern Canadian artists, make this a very worthwhile place to visit in Fredericton.

4. Officers' Square

585 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C3, Canada +1 506-460-2041
Excellent
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Officers' Square

One of Fredericton’s most beautiful and historic areas, Officers’ Square was named one of the Top 10 Public Spaces in Canada! It was a centre of military activity when Fredericton was garrisoned by the British and Canadian Armies. During July and August, it is the site for outdoor summer Concerts, the Changing of the Guard ceremony, daily outdoor theatre, and a variety of festivals and events throughout the year.

Reviewed By Mae M - Toronto

We had just parked across from Officer's square when we saw that they were doing their maneuvers. We stayed and watched and had an enjoyable time. This is a great way to spend time in Fredericton. Next time I would plan better as to be able to see the whole show.
After the military maneuvers we went and visited a couple of vendors tents that had been set up on the square.

5. Science East

668 Brunswick St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1H6, Canada +1 506-457-2340
Excellent
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Science East

Science East's Mission is to inspire and inform through hands-on science experiences. The Science Centre has over 100 exhibits that teach the basics of science in a fun and entertaining way. You can interact with exotic insects, make patterns with a laser beam, create a mini-tornado and lots more. And with something for all ages, there is no better way to get your hands on science! PLAY with more than 150 hands-on science exhibits for a one-of-a-kind experience, plus don't miss the dungeon museum!DISCOVER and explore the only science playground in Atlantic Canada, featuring a climbing wall, human gyroscope and much, much more!LEARN at our extensive camp programs that run through the summer, March Break and on school PD days.

Reviewed By Davidtisme - Ajax

What a great science centre, not the biggest we have been to, but it's got a big heart. Lots of hands on activities and information. The basement was the the first jails and the backyard has a somewhat science themed playground. Well worth half a day.

6. Christ Church Cathedral

168 Church St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 4C9, Canada +1 506-450-8500
Excellent
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Christ Church Cathedral

Reviewed By CaliforniaFoodie - San Francisco Bay Area

My husband and I walked past the church at night on our way to dinner and were taken by the beauty of this church lit up after dark

7. Legislative Assembly Building

706 Queen St | Across from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C5, Canada +1 506-453-2527
Excellent
53%
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Legislative Assembly Building

Reviewed By Dale H - Osoyoos, Canada

This building that houses the New Brunswick Government is both historic and modern. The modern government works out of this building daily but it is plain to see the original architecture throughout. A visit here is mostly to enjoy the antiquity of the building itself.

8. Old Government House

51 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 9L8, Canada +1 506-453-2505
Excellent
63%
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Old Government House

Reviewed By gold-vintner - Indianapolis, Indiana

This stately property is worth the drive, even at rush hour. Tours are available however we would recommend that you call ahead to determine their hours....we got there too late.
The grounds are well-kept as is the exterior of the house. Although I don't know this to be a fact it appears that the exterior of the house is of native stone...similar to a number of other buildings we saw in Fredericton.
It is a Canadian National Historic Site and a Provincial Heritage Place. Currently it houses the offices of the Lieutenant Governor.

9. Killarney Lake Park Trail

1600 Saint Mary's Street | 5km from the intersection of St. Mary and Maple St., Fredericton, New Brunswick E3G 8T4, Canada +1 506-460-2038
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Killarney Lake Park Trail

Reviewed By Morgan B - Fredericton, Canada

The trail it's self is lovely year round, just bring some type of insect repellent in the warmer weather.
If you want to swim in the lake I would not recommend doing so after June. The water gets VERY dirty and people bring their children and dogs there daily.
After an experience I had there two years ago, I don't swim there anymore.
The beach is still nice to lay on though.

796 Queen St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C6, Canada +1 506-454-5192
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Gallery 78

Reviewed By T1GFMAMA - Fredericton, Canada

Gallery 78 is a gem in Fredericton's crown. Located at the east end of downtown Fredericton, this beautiful gallery hosts many beautiful artwork of a variety of genres and artists. Exhibits change frequently, so be sure to visit often. Enjoy a leisurely chat with the owner, who is very friendly and knowledgeable about the artwork. You won't be disappointed!

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